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Warrensburgh Historical Society President Paul Gilchrist reviews the group’s 2012 accomplishments and activities during at the Society’s annual dinner held Dec. 7 at Lizzie Keays Restaurant.

Warrensburgh Historical Society President Paul Gilchrist reviews the group’s 2012 accomplishments and activities during at the Society’s annual dinner held Dec. 7 at Lizzie Keays Restaurant. Photo by Thom Randall.

The summer exhibit at the museum, “Rural Agricultural History” by Brittany Hastings, was authoritative, informative and well attended, Gilchrist noted.

Also new this year for the Historical Society was a croquet challenge held in August at the Warren County Rural Heritage Day at the county fairgrounds. This croquet game featured a friendly first-ever challenge amongst county supervisors, and six of them competed. It is anticipated that the event will be held annually.

The following day, the society’s annual croquet tournament and picnic was held and an accompanying raffle featured two Old Town canoes.

Gilchrist also observed that the Society’s annual Graveyard Walks were well attended, and featured historical characters portrayed by Pete Wood, Dennis Martinez, Sue Jennings, James Corriveau, Tom O’Dea and John Gable. Post-performance desserts were offered at Cornerstone B&B and the William and Rosemary Maher residence.

Gilchrist also announced that the Society’s Warrensburgh Bicentennial Calendar was completed and is on sale around town. The Bicentennial book is now being edited and will be available during 2013. These were major projects led by Sandi Parisi with contributions by John Hastings, Mark Brown, Steve Parisi and others, he said.

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